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Alphington Community Centre (ACC) is a neighbourhood house located in the heart of Alphington and offers a range of activities, support, events and services to our local community. If you haven’t visited us yet, drop in and meet our friendly staff and find out all the news!

Our Vision

Working together to build and strengthen our community.

Our Mission

Alphington Community Centre is a dynamic community organisation.  We are a meeting place for people, providing activities and services which are accessible and responsive.

We are committed to providing a range of activities that encourage personal development and life-long learning.

We work in partnership to build connections, foster networks and strengthen our community.

Our Values

  • We welcome people of all abilities and ages, from all cultures
  • We value, respect, and listen to our community
  • We encourage and promote inclusion
  • We value diversity, innovation and creativity
  • We value our local environment
  • We support social justice
  • We act with integrity and transparency

Our 2016 – 2018 Strategic Plan

Alphington Community Centre Inc FINAL VERSION

Our History

We have a long history of connection with our local community, developing from a commitment of local residents to build and strengthen the local community and to prevent social isolation.  ACC was started in 1982 by a local resident, Judy Price, as Alphington Self Help Exchange (ASHE), to provide activities and support services primarily for women who were at home with young children.  ASHE began a local community network, providing the opportunity for residents to meet socially, learn skills from each other, share child-minding and communicate across the community through a newsletter.

The vision was, and has continued to be, to strengthen the local community and reduce social isolation through building connections across the local community.  The community development approach of ASHE, and now ACC, is at the core of our operations.  “Self-help” was a strong component of the original vision.  This has now developed into empowerment of the community and a commitment to ongoing community development.  Our origins are a constant reminder that ACC is part of the community and whatever we do, must be in response to our community needs. We have grown and developed over the years.

Our Committee


We are governed by a dedicated volunteer Committee of Governance made up of local community members.

Chairperson             Anne Crehan
Vice Chair                 Elena Calipari
Treasurer                  Mark Perry
Secretary                  Alison Glynn
General Members    Michelle Fidler and Richard Tyler

Our staff

Centre Manager          Becca Smith
Centre Support           Leanne Coughlin
Project Worker/s        Jill Newton
Finance Officer           Peter Drinan


Toy Library                Sarah and parent helpers
Computer tutor         David
Garden                        Maria and Anne
ASRC Food Collection   Andy

How to find us

2 Kelvin Rd Alphington 3078

T: 9499 7227   E:  W:  F:   alphingtoncommunitycentre

Train:        Alphington Station, Hurstbridge line
Bus:          Bus 508 (Dyson)


Most of our centre is wheelchair accessible

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